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Job ID: 237627

LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2024
Title Architect
University LSU AgCenter
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department East Baton Rouge Parish
Application Deadline Jun. 26, 2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Agricultural - General


Location: Office of Facilities Planning, Efferson Hall, East Baton Rouge Parish - Baton Rouge, LA 


Position Responsibilities: Primary duties will include design, organizing, coordinating, and directing (with supervision) multiple construction projects. Ensure timely and effective communication with the project team (designers, supervisor, etc.) on important matters. In addition, maintain and update project list, coordinate, and develop addenda, change orders, time extension, etc. for multiple facility construction projects such as laboratory and office buildings, irrigation and drainage systems, excavations and land development, utility systems, etc. throughout the State. Additional duties may include coordination of initial project investigation, project estimation, design, and plan development (with supervision) utilizing AutoCAD to aid team in developing, organizing, and producing detailed plans and specifications for construction, renovation, and maintenance projects. Provide instruction and oversight to student draftsmen in the use of AutoCAD in preparing construction documents. Provide instruction and oversight to intern architect and architecture students as Intern Development Program supervisor in design, construction documents, specifications, and contract documents for experience hours toward licensure. 


Examples of Work: 

  • Design Contract Management - Supervises, evaluates, and reports the performance of private sector design professionals that provide architectural, engineering, survey, programming, and other consulting services for building construction. Directs the design of the projects under his or her direction from the pre-design conference through the production of construction documents, approves the work of the designer, and authorizes him or her to proceed with each phase. Enforces compliance with the legislatively approved program and budget, quality standards, technical requirements, contract specifications, etc. Approves changes in the designer’s contract including changes to the scope of work, construction cost, fees, scheduling, etc. and prepares the required contract amendments.  Authorizes, adjusts, or denies payments to the designers based on his or her evaluation of the designers’ work. 

  • Construction Contract Administration - Directs the designers in the administration of the construction contract for the projects under his or her direction from the initiation of construction through construction closeout and the one-year warranty inspection. Ensures that the designer enforces compliance with the construction documents, quality standards, regulatory requirements, etc. Verifies and approves the need for changes in the construction contract including changes to the scope of work, construction cost, fees, scheduling; negotiates and prepares the appropriate change orders. Verifies and approves payments to the contractors of projects under his or her direction. Inputs and maintains project tracking information in department software and e-file system (i.e. e-Builder, Sharepoint, etc.). Participates in training, conferences, and other continuing education programs to keep current with technology, maintain skills, and meet current licensing requirements. Provides design services for minor projects and assigns space in existing state-owned office buildings. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required in Architecture. Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional architecture plus three to five years of post-licensure production/design architecture experience in architecture. Design experience desirable. Knowledge of surveying, AutoCAD, and plan development beneficial. 


Salary and Benefits:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.  Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment. 


Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.  


Deadline to Apply: June 27, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is found. 


Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at  (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225-578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.)  In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to: 


Mr. Dale Frederick, M.S., P.E., Director 

Office of Facilities Planning, LSU Agricultural Center 

207 J. Norman Efferson Hall 

Baton Rouge, LA 70803 

Telephone: (225) 578-8731 



The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity Employer 

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